historical

historical
[[t]hɪstɒ̱rɪk(ə)l, AM -tɔ͟ːr-[/t]]
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1) ADJ: ADJ n Historical people, situations, or things existed in the past and are considered to be a part of history.

...an important historical figure.

...the historical impact of Western capitalism on the world...

In Buda, several historical monuments can be seen.

Derived words:
historically ADV

Historically, royal marriages have been cold, calculating affairs.

2) ADJ: ADJ n Historical books, films, or pictures describe or represent people, situations, or things that existed in the past.

He is writing a historical novel about nineteenth-century France.

...another great Eisenstein historical film.

3) ADJ: ADJ n Historical information, research, and discussion is related to the study of history.

...historical records.

...modern historical research.

4) ADJ: ADJ n If you look at an event within a historical context, you look at what was happening at that time and what had happened previously, in order to judge the event and its importance.

It was this kind of historical context that Morris brought to his work...

The Telegraph puts the union in a historical perspective.


English dictionary. 2008.

См. также в других словарях:

  • historical — [his tôr′i kəl, histär′i kəl] adj. [< L historicus + AL] 1. of or concerned with history as a science [the historical method] 2. providing evidence for a fact of history; serving as a source of history [a historical document] 3. based on or… …   English World dictionary

  • historical — UK US /hɪˈstɒrɪkəl/ adjective (also historic) FINANCE, ECONOMICS ► used to describe past prices or values: »The company offers real time and historical information on stocks, options, commodities, futures, indices, and currencies. »Historical… …   Financial and business terms

  • historical — early 15c. (earlier in same sense was historial, late 14c.), from L. historicus (from Gk. historikos historical, of or for inquiry, from historia; see HISTORY (Cf. history)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Historically …   Etymology dictionary

  • historical — index honest, traditional Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • historical — [adj] recorded as actually having happened actual, ancient, archival, attested, authentic, chronicled, classical, commemorated, documented, factual, important, in truth, old, past, real, verifiable; concepts 548,582,820 Ant. fictional …   New thesaurus

  • historical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or concerning history. 2) belonging to or set in the past. 3) (of the study of a subject) based on an analysis of its development over a period. DERIVATIVES historically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • historical — historically, adv. historicalness, n. /hi stawr i keuhl, stor /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, treating, or characteristic of history or past events: historical records; historical research. 2. based on or reconstructed from an event, custom, style …   Universalium

  • historical — historic his*tor ic (h[i^]s*t[o^]r [i^]k), historical his*tor ic*al (h[i^]s*t[o^]r [i^]*kal), a. [L. historicus, Gr. istoriko s: cf. F. historique. See {History}.] Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • historical — his|tor|i|cal [ hı stɔrıkl ] adjective usually before noun *** 1. ) connected with history or the past: The painting depicts an actual historical event. There are no historical precedents for a President resigning in mid term. The Abbey is a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • historical */*/*/ — UK [hɪˈstɒrɪk(ə)l] / US [hɪˈstɔrɪk(ə)l] adjective [usually before noun] 1) connected with history or with the past The painting depicts an actual historical event. There are no historical precedents for a President resigning in mid term. The… …   English dictionary


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